The rich deal that Roger Federer signed with Uniqlo was very popular during the Wimbledon first week. Speaking on BBC about it, the 1987 tournament champion Pat Cash suggested that the Swiss player's promotion for the company may be extended off-court.
'I guess he is going to sell a bit of menswear. If I see Roger Federer in a nice suit I would be thinking of buying it,' the Australian said. The deal expires in 2028 when Federer will have retired. Or could he still be on the tennis court? ''Maybe he will play until he is 47 – probably,' Cash told the TV presenter Sue Barker. After his first round match win over Dusan Lajovic about his tournament start and his new deal with the Japanese brand, Federer said: 'Yeah, I'm very happy on both ends, absolutely.
I'm happy to be back at Wimbledon. I was really able to enjoy the match out there because I got off to a good start. When you get off to a good start in set one and two, you're able to just enjoy the moment more than when you're struggling early on, especially at the tournament like I explained yesterday.
There is always pressure and nerves when you go into a first round. Also, I was excited to wear Uniqlo today. I must tell you, it's been a long time coming. I felt very good out there. It's also crucial to play well, so it was helpful.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'The end is closer than ever'